MEDIA RELEASE

DATE: 10th October 2016

INSPIRATIONAL SURVIVAL STORIES TO BE SHARED AT CAMPSIE LIBRARY

The smallest act of kindness makes a significant difference

Courage to Care, which is coming to Campsie Library in October 2016, is a travelling exhibition and educational outreach program. The exhibition demonstrates the importance of standing up to prejudice wherever it occurs and that each person can make a difference in the creation of a harmonious society.

 Courage to Care features Holocaust survivors’ as living historians recounting their rescue stories to provoke conversations about social justice and bystander intervention. It highlights historical acts of courage in order to create an understanding of how every individual has the ability to stand up to racism and discrimination.

As one Year Six student commented at a previous exhibition, “It made me realise how brave they were to have the courage to do that so now I will not be a bystander – I will stand up for what is right.”

The exhibition will be running from the 31st of October – 25th of November 2016, with primary and secondary school students around Sydney experiencing a free guided tour of the exhibition, and an opportunity to hear personal testimonies of bravery and endurance from a Holocaust survivor. Students will also participate in an engaging discussion that demonstrates the relevance of the exhibition in today’s society.

 The exhibition will be formally launched at 11am on Friday 28th October by Andrew Havas OAM, Chairman of Courage to Care (NSW).

Courage to Care will also be honouring the contribution of Canterbury-Bankstown resident and local hero, Paniora Nukunuku, a youth worker who is dedicated to informing young people of the services that exist to help them.

Paniora and his family moved to the Canterbury-Bankstown region in 2003, away from the hardships and lack of opportunities that exist in his hometown based south of Auckland. It was this background that inspired Paniora to become a youth worker and contribute to the community that helped him when he was facing difficulties.

Admission to Courage to Care is free. For information about school programs or to make a booking please email info@couragetocare.com.au or call (02) 9321 6300. Alongside school bookings, Courage to Care also runs special guided tours and adult programs, and other children focused initiatives. The exhibition, which runs through November, is open to the public during library hours.

For further information go to: www.couragetocare.com.au.

For media enquiries contact:

Andrew Havas OAM, Chairman Courage to Care NSW, 0417 240 029, andrew@couragetocare.com.au

Freyja Dixon, Courage to Care NSW, 02 9321 6300, pa@couragetocare.com.au

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